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The left side of the first buttress is known as the Sun Deck area and has many interesting and easily accessable climbs on it. Many are accessed from the Sun Deck which can be reached by a walk up on the left side and some 4th class scrambling. This is a favorite hangout for climbers in the 5.10 range since Zig Zag is an exposed 5.9+ lead which then gives access to some harder top-roping possibilities. Also, by leading the easier Jackel, Zig Zag itself can be top-roped. There are also a couple of world class 5.12 test pieces which pull the very impressive roof as well as numerous bouldering problems at the base of Tourist Attraction.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sun Deck:
Tourist Attraction 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
The Jackal 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Left Hand Mantel 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Zig Zag 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Oh Mama Mama 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 270'
Whiskey Crack 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
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Billy Shears 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CO : Gunnison : ... : Sun Deck
Billy Shears is actually a ground to summit link up of three classic Taylor Canyon standards.P1. The 1st pitch is the beautiful and very hard 5.10 offwidth swim fest known as "Hurtin' fer Certain". Start as for "Tourist Attraction" but instead of traversing left towards the easy dihedral, go straight up the ominous overhanging wide crack. Get good reliable pro in early as you may not find it easy to stop and get gear higher up. P.1 ends at the leisurely "Sun Deck".P.2 is the route known as "Jack...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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